Following a bloody and divisive 2016 election season, Glenn looked for ways to begin healing on Wednesday, the day after Donald Trump's historic win.
"I want to hear how you're feeling today, and if you want to gloat, it is gloat fest. If you want to gloat, feel free to call us," Glenn said, encouraging listeners to call in.
Glenn took two calls from two very different listeners.
Reese from Pennsylvania called to compliment Glenn and crew on their election night coverage.
"I think last night's room was a really great microcosm of what a lot of rooms in America were last night, that we may disagree on policy, but we agree on principle. And we can get there together," Reese said.
Nate from Virginia, a Trump supporter and previous caller, approached things from a different angle.
"I want to tell you guys, after last night and early this morning, there was a burden that's been lifted off me. I don't hate you guys anymore," Nate said.
Nate took it one step further, apologizing for his hatred and identifying how to start rebuilding the nation together.
"We're going to start with the Constitution. And I know you guys were behind that 100 percent, so let's start there," he said.
Read below or watch the clip for answers to these unifying questions:
• What did Reese praise Tomi Lahren for?
• Where can Stu and Tomi find common ground?
• How did Nate describe his last call to The Glenn Beck Program?
• Which presidency compares to the difficulty Trump will face?
• How did Glenn respond to Nate's heartfelt apology?
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: I want to take -- I want to take some of your phone calls. We want to get into his acceptance speech here in a second. But I want to hear how you're feeling today. And if you want to gloat, it is gloat fest. If you want to gloat, feel free to call us. We'll even play the song for you.
Reese in Pennsylvania. Hello, Reese. Oh, Reese is gone.
Are you there, Reese?
CALLER: I am. Can you hear me?
GLENN: Oh, hi. Yes, I can.
CALLER: First of all, thank you, guys. All of you, for everything you did last night.
I hung in there with you until about 2:30.
CALLER: And really appreciate everything you guys did.
CALLER: Second of all, I wanted to give a lot of props to Tomi Lahren. It was obvious that she was sort of the odd man out in the room last night at least.
PAT: She was outnumbered. There was no question. She was outnumbered.
CALLER: At least at the beginning. And you talk about gloat fest, she had every opportunity to, "I told you so," to every person in the room, and she didn't.
You know, before this election, before last night's coverage, Tomi wasn't really on my radar. I was -- I'm 38. I'm not a millennial or at least I don't identify with millennials. And seeing her last night and keeping her poise and keeping her professionalism and moving forward -- I think last night's room was a really great microcosm of what a lot of rooms in America were last night, that we may disagree, but -- on policy, but we agree on principle. And we can get there together.
GLENN: We -- I tell you --
CALLER: So thank you for that.
GLENN: Honestly, at TheBlaze -- TheBlaze programming management, they even thought of at one point not doing election coverage because they said everybody is too divided. And our case was, "No, no, no. That's exactly what it should be. It should be --
PAT: Because the that's where America is.
GLENN: Yeah, that's where America is. A group of people coming together and saying, "We got to work this out."
GLENN: At times, it was tough to do, tough to even endure. And I don't know if it was tough to watch. But it was -- it was one of the more tough things I've ever had to do.
CALLER: And I'm really glad, Glenn, that somebody at some point finally got Tomi a blanket. You could see on television how cold that poor thing was. I've been married long enough to know when it's cold --
STU: Look, Tomi and I have not agreed on everything as we go to the election obviously, but I mean, I fully agree with her opinion on how freaking cold this room is. We can unite right there.
JEFFY: Once the results came in, she seemed to be warmer.
PAT: She and Sarah Gonzalez were both just out of their minds cold last night. Sarah was like, "I can't feel my hands. I've lost all feeling in my --
CALLER: But thank you guys very much for you do.
GLENN: Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
CALLER: This is where the unity begins, and you guys are doing it in true form. Thank you.
GLENN: Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Last night -- you know, what are the things we all did? And I don't know about -- well, Stu drank. You didn't play your guitar. You brought your guitar in --
PAT: It's just -- it's too loud. And so I couldn't -- I didn't know where it fit.
GLENN: Okay. I painted the night.
PAT: Painting was much quieter.
GLENN: Yeah, it was very quiet. But I have to tell you, it's what got me through. I said to everybody yesterday, whatever you have to do to relax --
JEFFY: I had to watch my porn on mute, but I made it through okay.
GLENN: Yeah. Right. And you were very relaxed. You didn't say anything, except, "Oh, yes," a few times, which was disturbing when we were reading the election results.
GLENN: But strangely, it kind of worked for a lot of people.
GLENN: Let me go to Nate in Virginia. Hello, Nate.
CALLER: Hey. Hey, how are you guys doing this morning?
CALLER: I'm listening to WLNI 105.9. They carry you guys.
GLENN: Yes. Thank you.
CALLER: Listen, can I tell you something? I'm a -- well, I was a Trump supporter. I called you maybe four months ago because you were inviting Trump supporters to call and explain themselves. And we had a long conversation.
CALLER: I was perhaps, if you remember, the gloomiest conversation you've probably ever heard.
STU: That's a challenge on this show.
CALLER: Right. Yeah. I know.
GLENN: Those don't stand out.
CALLER: I hated you guys for a long time now.
GLENN: You hated us?
CALLER: Hated us -- hated you guys. You know, I'm a conservative person.
PAT: Because of Trump?
CALLER: Yeah, because of everything that happened.
I want to tell you guys, after last night and early this morning, there was a burden that's been lifted off me. I don't hate you guys anymore.
STU: That's awesome.
CALLER: I understand you guys. Even though I didn't want to listen to you guys, I still did, like an idiot. And that made me even angrier.
GLENN: So what happened today? What happened today?
CALLER: It was like when I got saved, to be honest with you.
PAT: Well, Trump won, right?
CALLER: Something came and took away all that hatred inside of me that I had for you guys, and it's released, and it's gone. And I don't have any other explanation for it. I know where you stand. I know everything about you guys, but you're my brothers. You're my fellow brothers. We're conservatives.
And I'm sorry. Can I apologize to the listener, to you for hating you? Because all's it did was hurt me in the end, you know what I mean?
GLENN: Wow. Nate, this is the nicest call --
CALLER: And I just want to let you guys know that I love you, and we're going to build this nation again.
GLENN: We are.
CALLER: And we're going to start with the Constitution. And I know you guys were behind that 100 percent, so let's start there. And let's worry about the problems when they come. This is -- I pity Donald Trump because he's got a lot on his plate and he's got to come through for us, you know. He's got to.
STU: It's a tough job.
GLENN: I will tell you, this is going to be the hardest job any president has had possibly since Abraham Lincoln.
CALLER: Yeah, no, it's going to be rough.
GLENN: This is going to be a difficult four years.
STU: That was a great call.
PAT: Yeah, thanks.
STU: That was awesome. Thank you for doing that.
GLENN: Nate, can't thank you enough. Thank you. Thank you. And apology accepted. And our apologies to you if we did anything that -- that caused you to hate. Caused you to hate. That happens.
STU: Oh, there's lots of -- people hate us all the time for real, legitimate reasons all the time.
GLENN: Yeah, I hate these people who like have seen one clip of me on YouTube and hate me.
PAT: And that's not the case here.
GLENN: He's watched me for a while. Listened to me for a while. Come up with some good reasons.
JEFFY: You can build up some serious --
GLENN: Yeah, no. You can have a really legitimate case to hate me.
STU: And, by the way, you played the clip earlier. That -- to me, that's what this means. This is -- when you have a president -- there's a lot of things we've said about Donald Trump and things I believe are real negatives. And I'm a skeptic going into this. However, with every president, left, right, Barack Obama, you get a clean slate when you go into that job. Because you're trying to analyze what a president will be, you have to look at their past and what they've done. That's how you do it. But there's no reason to look at that once they get into office. You judge them on the job they've done.
GLENN: It is a complete -- in fact, may I suggest this? Would you, in our audio archives, Pat, will you go and delete every negative thing on Donald Trump, everything that he said during the campaign --
PAT: Yeah. As soon as the show is over, I'm going to do that today.
GLENN: Yeah, delete it. Delete all. It's a clean slate. We start with the man he is today. And there's -- and I can't -- Nate, thank you for that call. It means the world to us. It really does. But let me -- let me say this, the ones we really need to reach out to are the people who are truly afraid today. They really, truly believe that Donald Trump is going to be the death of us.
PAT: And we believed that about Obama.
GLENN: Yeah. And, quite honestly --
PAT: To the very depths of our being.
GLENN: Quite honestly, if it wasn't that I have weathered Barack Obama, I would be saying the same thing today about Donald Trump.
GLENN: I -- I have my issues that everybody knows. However, clean slate. We will survive -- we'll survive anybody. We will, if we stay together.
Don't dismiss those people who are afraid. Don't allow yourself to be dragged into what we just went through. Because, listen, what did we just go through? We just went through a year where, listen to what he just said, "The only one who lost was me." In many ways, I feel the same way: The only one who lost was me. Because we couldn't even talk to each other anymore.
I want you to listen to next hour. Because I want to tell you a story about my grandmother. And I want to tell you a story about --
GLENN: You're such a jerk. Somebody else's family that missed 20 years. Somebody -- Ronald Reagan.
I want to tell you a story about Ronald Reagan that you need to hear today. Because it's happened in my family with me and my grandmother, and I so regret it.
I think of my grandmother Beck, who my grandfather Beck was not a good guy. And I was not close to him at all. And I -- I was spooked by him, quite honestly. Didn't like him.
But my grandmother was sweet. And my grandmother, quite honestly, was an abused woman. And I didn't know that.
GLENN: And my grandmother, when she would see me -- the only real memory I have of my grandmother is, A, reading to me, which nobody used to read to me when I was a kid. My mom didn't read to me, my dad didn't read to me. My grandmother did. And only my Grandma Beck. And the other was, she had a lot of grandchildren. But I was the only one that she would bake a pie for when I would come over.
If I was coming, she would make lemon merengue pie, and it was just for me. And she made the best lemon merengue pie. My grandmother died asking, "When will Glenn come and visit me?"
I didn't because of my own stupidity and fear and history and awkwardness because it became too late and I didn't know how to say it and I didn't know what to do. And I so regret it.
Let me share a story of another broken family that you will -- we're not a country. We're family.
And I always say, "Well, it's blood. You're born into it. And you don't choose your family." Yes, you do. I chose. I chose. And I chose incorrectly.
You can stop calling your brothers and sisters and stop seeing your brothers and sisters and stop going to -- but you go usually -- you go because you know you have to. Because in the end, we're family.
We have to choose today. Are we family? Or are we people that just live in the same planet in the same space at the same time?
Let's choose family.
Featured Image: The Glenn Beck Program, November 9, 2016.